With the date of the Republican National Convention fast approaching, Cleveland the focus of the nation and the world is turning to us, with possible implications for our city and region. And Cleveland’s politics will be subject to broader scrutiny as well, with increased media attention devoted to our upcoming senatorial and mayoral races, among others. What are the prospects for protests and disruptions during the convention? What impact will that have on Cleveland’s politics? Our city truly is caught in the political crosshairs—join us to discuss what that means.
Karen Beckwith, Flora Stone Mather Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at Case Western Reserve University
C. Ellen Connally, formerly a judge of the Cleveland Municipal Court and past president of the Cuyahoga City Council.
Mansfield Frazier, writer and journalist with national and local publications, including CoolCleveland.com and guiding force behind The Vineyards of Chateau Hough.
Rhonda Y. Williams, Associate Professor of History and Founder and Director of the Social Justice Institute at Case Western Reserve University.